HICKMAN v. STATE OF TEXAS, 00-10604
11 USC 523(a)(7) excludes from discharge only those forfeitures imposed because of misconduct or wrongdoing by the debtor, so a debt arising from the failure to fulfill a contractual obligation to the State as a surety on a criminal bail bond is dischargeable.
- Decided 07/26/2001
- Published 07/26/2001
- BENAVIDES, Circuit Judge:, Before HILL , JOLLY and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Katherine Anne LaRoe, Fort Worth, TX, for Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Clifford Franklin McMaster, Fort Worth, TX, for Appellees.